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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U887


Kalends of January
. AD 886.


Murchad son of Mael Dúin, heir designate of the North, was killed by Flannacán son of Fogartach, king of Fernmag.


Tigernach son of Tolarg, heir designate of southern Brega, was killed by his associates.


A letter, with the 'Law of Sunday' and other good instructions, came to Ireland with the Pilgrim.


Bishop Echaid of Lann, Comgán's son, ended his life as an old man.


Mael Muru, chief poet of Ireland, died.

    1. (The choice earth has not covered,
      To Temair's multitudes there shall not come,
      Ireland of the great territories(?) shall not contain
      A man like the pure and gentle Mael Muru.
    2. There has never tasted death fearlessly,
      Nor reached the known dead,
      The cultivator's soil has never covered
      A more wonderful keeper of tradition.)